Can I retire at age 70 with 6,800,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $6,800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$561,538$556,536$551,656$546,893$542,242$522,587
2 years$277,989$272,812$267,794$262,929$258,210$238,624
3 years$183,485$178,285$173,280$168,461$163,819$144,917
4 years$136,242$131,059$126,104$121,367$116,837$98,764
5 years$107,904$102,752$97,862$93,221$88,818$71,621
6 years$89,018$83,904$79,087$74,550$70,279$53,970
7 years$75,534$70,463$65,722$61,292$57,155$41,731
8 years$65,425$60,400$55,737$51,416$47,416$32,863
9 years$57,566$52,589$48,006$43,795$39,931$26,230
10 years$51,283$46,354$41,853$37,752$34,023$21,150
11 years$46,146$41,267$36,847$32,855$29,261$17,188
12 years$41,868$37,039$32,701$28,819$25,357$14,056
13 years$38,251$33,472$29,216$25,442$22,112$11,550
14 years$35,153$30,425$26,250$22,585$19,383$9,529
15 years$32,471$27,794$23,701$20,142$17,066$7,887
16 years$30,127$25,500$21,488$18,035$15,083$6,545
17 years$28,060$23,485$19,553$16,204$13,374$5,442
18 years$26,225$21,701$17,850$14,603$11,891$4,534
19 years$24,585$20,112$16,341$13,195$10,599$3,782
20 years$23,111$18,689$14,997$11,951$9,467$3,159
21 years$21,779$17,408$13,794$10,846$8,472$2,641
22 years$20,570$16,250$12,713$9,862$7,594$2,210
23 years$19,467$15,198$11,738$8,981$6,817$1,851
24 years$18,458$14,240$10,856$8,191$6,127$1,551
25 years$17,531$13,364$10,055$7,481$5,514$1,300
26 years$16,677$12,560$9,325$6,840$4,966$1,090
27 years$15,888$11,820$8,659$6,261$4,478$914
28 years$15,156$11,138$8,050$5,736$4,040$767
29 years$14,476$10,507$7,491$5,260$3,648$644
30 years$13,842$9,923$6,978$4,828$3,296$541
31 years$13,250$9,381$6,505$4,434$2,980$454
32 years$12,697$8,876$6,070$4,075$2,696$381
33 years$12,178$8,406$5,667$3,747$2,440$320
34 years$11,690$7,967$5,295$3,448$2,209$269
35 years$11,232$7,556$4,950$3,174$2,001$226
36 years$10,800$7,172$4,631$2,923$1,813$190
37 years$10,392$6,812$4,335$2,693$1,643$159
38 years$10,007$6,474$4,059$2,482$1,489$134
39 years$9,642$6,156$3,803$2,289$1,351$112
40 years$9,297$5,857$3,565$2,111$1,225$95
41 years$8,969$5,575$3,342$1,948$1,111$79
42 years$8,657$5,309$3,135$1,798$1,009$67
43 years$8,361$5,059$2,942$1,659$915$56
44 years$8,079$4,822$2,762$1,532$831$47
45 years$7,811$4,598$2,593$1,415$754$40
46 years$7,555$4,387$2,435$1,307$685$33
47 years$7,310$4,186$2,288$1,208$622$28
48 years$7,076$3,996$2,150$1,116$565$23
49 years$6,853$3,816$2,021$1,031$513$20
50 years$6,639$3,645$1,900$953$466$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $6,800,000, adding $2,752 every year, while hoping to spend $24,210 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 42/39/19 Blend
69$6,800,000$6,800,000$6,800,000$6,800,000
70$7,496,439$7,136,039$7,030,639$7,769,454
71$8,235,316$7,459,945$7,240,406$8,287,094
72$9,048,748$7,798,912$7,456,389$8,844,724
73$9,944,312$8,153,651$7,678,770$9,448,080
74$10,930,361$8,524,909$7,907,738$10,101,368
75$12,016,097$8,913,468$8,143,486$10,809,207
76$13,211,658$9,320,148$8,386,212$11,576,663
77$14,528,220$9,745,807$8,636,123$12,409,300
78$15,978,093$10,191,347$8,893,428$13,313,227
79$17,574,846$10,657,710$9,158,345$14,295,151
80$19,333,427$11,145,884$9,431,096$15,362,440
81$21,270,311$11,656,907$9,711,912$16,523,187
82$23,403,650$12,191,863$10,001,029$17,786,286
83$25,753,449$12,751,891$10,298,690$19,161,508
84$28,341,750$13,338,183$10,605,145$20,659,592
85$31,192,843$13,951,989$10,920,652$22,292,344
86$34,333,495$14,594,619$11,245,476$24,072,740
87$37,793,202$15,267,445$11,579,890$26,015,046
88$41,604,466$15,971,907$11,924,174$28,134,950
89$45,803,105$16,709,513$12,278,616$30,449,704
90$50,428,586$17,481,844$12,643,515$32,978,280
91$55,524,404$18,290,557$13,019,174$35,741,547
92$61,138,486$19,137,387$13,405,910$38,762,460
93$67,323,648$20,024,156$13,804,045$42,066,273
94$74,138,092$20,952,771$14,213,912$45,680,769
95$81,645,953$21,925,232$14,635,853$49,636,518
96$89,917,908$22,943,636$15,070,222$53,967,160
97$99,031,840$24,010,180$15,517,380$58,709,713
98$109,073,576$25,127,167$15,977,701$63,904,916
99$120,137,694$26,297,012$16,451,567$69,597,606
100$132,328,419$27,522,245$16,939,375$75,837,137